Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Odd Couple A Beakerkin Tribute

The mighty Beakerkin Art Players Present

The Odd Couple   apologies to Neil Simon

Intro: On October 15 Felix Ducky was asked to leave. That request came from his wife. Deep down he knew she was right because everyone hates Commies. But someday he hoped to get back to her. With nowhere else to go he appeared at the home of his childhood friend Oscar Beakerkin.  Can two divorced men share an apartment without driving each other crazy.

Ducky: Look at this place its post modern landfill.
Beakerkin: See that is your problem always with the big mouth.
Ducky: I love my wife and miss my kids. It was a Zionist Conspiracy that we got divorced.
Beakerkin: You embarrassed the crap out of them by telling their Teacher Exodus is Zionist Propaganda.
Ducky: But Uris is the worst type of propagandist. He created a myth....
Beakerkin: Unfortunately  Comwad they were doing a school play about Moses.
Ducky: That is the biggest Zionist of them all. Separation of Church and state.
Beakerkin: The story that appealed to men in bondage everywhere. When your friend Paul Robeson the Fink was singing Let My People Go what was he singing about.
Ducky: So you are going to take the word of a Stalinist.
Beakerkin: How do you like that Y & R is offering me $50,000 to appear in an ad campaign.
Ducky: That is great and you can tell them that your official photographer is Felix Ducky. I could use the money. The connections to a huge ad agency can do wonders for my business.
Beakerkin: Not so fast comwad. The ad is for Hebrew National Salami
Ducky: Zionist artery clogging sewage....

Part II  to be contined

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

RIP Jack Klugman

I want to thank Jack Klugman for hours of entertaining us as Quincy and Oscar Madison. The original Odd Couple was the first TV show I loved as a kid in first run. There were other good shows like All in the Family, Sanford and Son, MASH and Happy Days but the first one that I loved as a kid was the Odd Couple. Off  screen Klugman and Tony Randall were best friends and would remain best friends for the remainder of his days. They are both gone but TV fans will always have them in reruns. I think Al Molinaro
and Penny Marshall are the only people associated with that show that are still with us.

Klugman was more of a straight actor and he found fame in Quincy. He played everyone's favorite Coroner
and Ducky from NCIS is a distant second. Quincy fought the system he cared and yes there was liberalism in the scripts but it was well written and entertaining. Quincy was what a good detective show should be about good writers, great actors and character development.

I hope that when you reach heaven that Tony Randal is there saying Oscar, Oscar, Oscar what took you so long.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Guns and the Beakerkin

I do not own a gun or plan to in the future I want to spend this Christmas Eve venturing into my past to a simpler time in the 70's. Elvis had a recent hit Suspicious Minds, Paul Harvey was on the radio and Casey Kasem was a newbie.

My family was in the Catskills and it was a magical place. I played with cousins in the woods. We picked pots of blueberries. I fished in the lake and caught a sunfish. my first fish. I learned to hit a baseball about the same time. We made go carts like the kids in the Little Rascals.

My grandfather was visiting and he was a favorite of the kids. He was a strong man who was gentle and rarely angry. He would say his wife's name and any argument stopped. He was a former cavalryman who fought in the 1920 war for Poland. He hated war and oddly horses and had more respect for the loving dog.

Rusty was mostly Sheppard and he was the best dog a kid ever could play with. We didn't realize it but the loving dog was herding us as we walked. He never needed a leash and would follow us through the woods.
He was a decent sized dog who just loved kids as opposed to the smaller dogs that didn't.  Rusty would protect us if a stray or a drug impaired hippie wandered by. His gentle demeanor would change and the hippies would stay far and he would transform back to Rusty.

My grandfather taught a young kid to shoot. It was a supervised activity and the message was very clear even for a young child. The gun is a serious tool only to be used to protect the family and your country. It was never to be picked up when angry or drunk. Practice was like craftsmanship and only paper targets, cans and bottles were acceptable targets. Even hunting for food was discouraged because a tasty chicken was cheap and easy. He would admire the grace of a passing deer and send a warning shot at a pack of stray dogs that were close. He would always send the shot just short.

Today this is what sickos like Michael Moore call gun culture. Shooters and crime don't have anything to do
with families teaching their kids to use a gun. It was part of growing up not too much different from learning
to swing and ax or use a circular saw.

I wish I could return to that era if only for an hour. People sat outside and played scrabble and made campfires. The food was fresh and handmade and the music was beautiful. Willie Mays was at the end and Booby Murcer was my hero. The tube radios pulled in baseball games as far away as Cleveland on some nights. There were a few radio shows still around and Cropsey stories. Grossingers was up the road and the Concord was going strong.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Blaming guns for media manufactured messes

The media has been in an Obaama inspired mania about gun control. You see the familiar pictures of Obama racing to the scene of another gun crime using the dead to push a message. Of course we see the familiar talk about gun control.
In the current era school shooters grasp that the media will turn the shooters into celebrities. The reason these shootings appear to rise is due to the 24/7 news culture. What America should be screaming back at the MSM is look at your own practices.

When The Musics Over Turn Out the Lights

Sometimes I am amazed at the way people face their final moments.A lifelong friend is in the final act and she is working until the end of next week. She has about a month or two more before the final curtain. I guess I would use my time differently like going back to the jungle one last time.

I guess all of us face the final curtain differently.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Obama wrong as usual

As usual Obama gets up in front of the camera and rails about guns. Once again guns are a convenient topic that the all knowing leader wants to discuss. Obama and his big media elite vampires campaign on every one of these mass killings in an effort to push an extreme agenda.

The real story in these mass killings is the failure of our mental health professionals to address a time bomb. All of these killers were well known to various mental health providers who were once again unaccountable and not under any investigation.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Dear Marc Goldberg

This is in response to your condescending BS article addressed to my nation on behalf of "all the sane persons of the planet".

Sane people usually grasp that they speak for nobody other than themselves. Your condescending rant about
the American people and our love for guns is full of stereotypes. As an Israeli you should be very familiar with the sort of rant you directed at my nation. I am the first to defend your country from this type of rant and will continue to do so. I also do not lecture Israelis or any other nation with democratically elected representatives about their internal politics. Those matters are reserved for those who live there each and every day. Were I to visit your country I would not comment or feign expertise that I do not posses about its people and legal traditions.

The issue is no longer gun control. It is your obnoxious tone  and disrespect for a country and its traditions. Even those who support gun control in theory have noted your condescending arrogance and ignorance of our traditions. A wiser man would apologize, but it is apparent you lack both the intelligence and the class to do so.

The so called American correspondent talks about Americans obsessed with guns. Americans are obsessed with all types of things if you don't believe me kindly visit Comicon, your local auto show or memorabilia store. Guns owned by collectors are almost always legally owned and very seldom ever involved in a crime.

It is clear you are not familiar with the American people and our legal traditions. I suggest you stop reading Huffington, Mother Jones and similar sites and do boots on the ground insight. Kindly, come to NYC and visit high crime areas, then get in your car and watch and listen to the people around you. Spend some time in a small town church, a truck stop and visit a NASCAR event. Unlike you I don't feign expertise in local matters when I travel and insist upon visiting strange places like barber shops, local markets and small stores.
The locals warmly remember my visit and have asked me to return multiple times. Unlike you I don't pass judgement on other people and enjoy my visits in a respectful manner. It also helps that apparently I eat like a local deity and share whatever odd foodstuffs are in my bag with the locals.

There are ways to discuss a point rationally and logically. Insulting and stereotyping people you are clearly
not familiar with is not a good idea. Kindly ask one of your socialized medical practitioners to remove the boot from your backside and try again.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Cliche Idiocy At Harry's Place

A prime example of outrageous cliche Anti- American bigotry is on display at Harry's Place. A Post by Marc Goldberg addressed to America and signed by all the sane people on the planet is on the current site.
Unsurprisingly, this is yet another mindless rant by a foreigner stereotyping Americans about the subject of guns and gun culture. What makes this rant unforgivable is that it was penned by an Israeli who should be very familiar with condescending ill informed rants from arrogant people who claim to speak for the entire planet.

I was hardly shocked by the brilliance of Michael Ezra who objected to the tone. He likely supports gun control and the substance but the tone is beyond acceptable. Those of you who read this know I am not a big second amendment guy. I do respect rural people who own guns and live in a culture where gun ownership is a rite of passage. I support the rights of homeowners to keep weapons locked up. In a home with severely mentally unstable residents this may not be a great idea. Maybe the time has come for national training and psychological testing. New gun owners would have to pass a test similar to a driving test with the focus on storage and maintenance.

The deranged comments about Americans obsessed with Guns comes from the American correspondent who seems to base his ill informed opinions of his countrymen based on Michael Moore films and Huffington.
Amazingly Gene, who is a dual national, fails to grasp what is so offensive about a post signed by all the sane people on the planet.

The topic of gun control is a serious issue that is best left for municipalities to decide for themselves.

I was glad to see many of the non Americans object to the tone and stereo types in the post.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Running For Office

I did ponder a run for local union office on a very low level. I found my name linked to insurgents when I am not one of those. The incumbents gave me a lecture and treated me like Judas. Then why don't you run with us. I pointed out I am running my own campaign as an independent on the lowest rungs. I endured attacks about my sex life. Pretty much in the mind of the incumbents if a man and woman are friends they must be sleeping together.

Of course a racial angle was added. Having an Indian family was added to a curious mix. The insurgents who  I have never met just happen to be white. Thus the insurgency is a white plot ...... The reason you have Indian family is because you are not a real Jew. If you were a real Jew .... This is quite a curious way to treat a supporter.

In essence I declined the nomination for the low post. Despite demonstrating once again that these charges flung at me by the union were incorrect I get accused of "being shady". If shady means that I think for myself 
then it is accurate. 

I do have some ideas that I would like to see implemented. I would like to have low level functionaries at every work site and one per every 50 employees. The functionaries would serve at the grass roots level as the face and ears of the union. They also would be conduits of information at the lowest level.

Well Done ESPN

First I want to say that all of us should root for people like RG3 who are positive and make watching the  NFL a great experience. The era of the "Black Quarterback" is a thing of the past. It is great if kids of all colors look up to RG3 or Tim Tebow as great role models.

The fact that an athlete has a spouse or fiance that is racially different is frankly not the business of the anyone
other then the athlete himself. We saw very little said about Tiki Barbers firet wife being Asian or second wife being white. Barber is a world class jerk and RG3 is a positive fun loving guy.

There is no evidence that RG3 is a Republican. If it were this is none of anyone's business. He certainly does not talk about this. The notion that requires all Blacks to think the same is racially offensive.

Certain athletes lend color and fun to the game. Martellus Bennet's off beat personality is certainly entertaining. At times the passion of a Brandon Jacobs led to problems but give me heart felt passion over apathy any day of the week.

True Cornballs like John Madden, Michael Strahan and Terry Bradshaw make the game fun. Lets enjoy the sport but also never forget it is entertainment. All of the above are mostly positive for the game.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

RG3 and Big media BS

There is more racially tainted garbage from the elite MSM media aimed at RG3. The era of the Black QB thing is an era of the past. There are those who still prefer the classic drop back approach to the lightning in the bottle style of the athletic QB. Note that there were plenty of White QBs who moved around as well such as Fran Tarkenton, Steve Young and Joe Montana. There were a few Black pocket passers as well namely Doug Williams.

RG3 is having fun in a positive way and is entertaining. The complexion of his fiance and his alleged political leanings are his own business.

Of course when Rush Limbaugh made remarks that offended some about Donovan McNabb he was run out
of football media. Do not expect the MSM to fire a writer over much nastier material.

I do not like the Redskins. However, I like RG3 and the fun and energy he brings to the game. He doesn't bad mouth others and is entertaining. People should be free to be themselves for better or worse. In the case of RG3 it is for better.

The side of the 80's not discussed

The latest institution to have issues with pedophilia scandals is Yeshiva Universities high school. Apparently, it had a couple of employees on staff with problems. Rather then prosecute these serial molesters they were encouraged to leave for other jobs.

What we are seeing from scandals with all type of organizations that the way things operated back then with child molesters was to kick the can down the road. There was the illusion that official X was doing important work and you did not want to ruin the career of X.

The abuse did not start magically in the 80's and appear out of thin air. In earlier times the people coming forward were likely seen as trouble makers. The priorities were to protect the institution at all costs and many of these scandals were likely not even investigated.

The history of the organizations charged are not summed up by their failures to respond to these problems. Many of the organizations did do much quality work in the communities they served.

Hopefully all of us grasp that kicking the can is no longer acceptable. All these allegations must be investigated by professionals and sometimes there will be false allegations. However, what is never acceptable is threatening or bribing victims as was done in the Satmar community.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Anti Child Abuse Activist Attacked

The antics of the Satmar community continue to get increasingly outrageous. Now Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg who has been telling victims to go to the police has been attacked with Bleach. It is time for the politicians to step up and talk to the leaders of this community.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Weberman guilty

In a surprising verdict the jury found Satmar quack counselor Weberman guilty of pedophilia. The sentencing will be interesting and I hope he gets the maximum. He has expressed zero remorse and the community has intimidated the family of the victim.

I hope DA Charles Hynes gets his head out of his backside and offers deals to find out who was behind the intimidation of the victim and her family. What was the source of the 500,000 bribe? If it was the top leadership then it is time to place them on trial.

Of course the clueless followers will claim  the convicted is innocent. Sorry, but the days of covering up crimes are over.

Keep your eye out for a Presidential Pardon when Obama leaves office. This group supported Obama big time.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Limitations on private education.

In general I am an advocate of increased parental rights. However, the scandalous state of education in the Satmar community has changed my thinking. All students must be evaluated on standardized tests. The days of unemployable students must end.  Schools that consistently have students fail subsidized test close.

Schools need certified guidance counselors on staff. They must meet with every student for 30 minutes. The counselors must be trained by an appropriate institution and report child abuse.  Any student may request a confidential meeting with the guidance counselor.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Demand an end to Satmar Cult Bufoonery

Part of the problem with the Webberman trial is that it shed light into rather disgusting barbaric practices of the moronic Satmar cult. The Satmar is hated by the rest of the Jewish community.

The presence of a modesty patrol in the USA watching the clothing and social  life of young teenagers are disgusting. This if anything is a parental issue and not the business of self important freakazoid losers whose identity is unknown like KKK night riders. Now my religious relatives may be annoying and frumpy but this is not behavior they would condone or accept.

While I am critical of the therapy community the last person who should be involved with helping misguided teens is a circus clown like Weberman. Weberman has no training in this area and does not appear to have taken a single college course. He was a driver for a prominent person in the community.

The example of this communities reaction to the scandal shows clearly why this community is despised. Many faiths have dealt with child molestation. The Satmar alone have had an official spokesman call the victim a whore. The Satmar have tried to bully and then bribe the victim into silence. The Satmar abuse of the victim continues and is a warning to victims to suffer in silence or face additional abuse.

Compounding this scandal was the fact that the family of the victim was ordered to pay for the abuse so the victim could remain in Yeshiva. This part of the crime is particularly insidious and rises up to almost RICO proportions.

It is time for Gov Cuomo to get directly involved and order an investigation into the practices of this community. A community that has shown this type of intransigence and disrespect for the law and safety of children requires governmental intervention. The abuse scandals and reaction of cult leaders is more akin to Jim Jones and David Koresh then Judaism.

Where is AOW on this

The new reading list has taken classics out of the curriculum in favor of non fiction reading. It is important to convey the love of reading and To Kill A Mockingbird is precisely the type of book that imparts a love of the written word.

My daughter is an example of the new way that a love of reading gets imparted. Her grades in reading were always below grade level. She learned how to read by playing different types of video games that have extensive reading passages. The solution books are written on a reading level above grade level..

It is very important to impart a love of the written word early, The challenge has always been to hold the students attention. Assigning uninteresting non fiction tests in the guise of preparing students for work is exactly the wrong remedy.

If anything modern engaging classics need additional emphasis.

Best wishes to The Poor Mouth

I don't agree with my friend at the Poor Mouth much. However, he is a decent man who loves his cats and photography. His cat Ted the Evil looks like he is nearing the end of days. Ted is always good for a laugh
and a photo op.

Lets wish him and Ted the best

True evil never dies we remember mischievous felines with a smirk and a grudging respect. They are loved differently than a beloved dog. My Maltese follows me everywhere and even when I rest he is on my shoulder on the pillow. I remember when I had the flu how he followed me through multiple bathroom trips and kept the kids away while I slept. The dog was supposed to be a pet for my daughter but finds me more interesting. 

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Demand a full Inquiry Into Satmar Community

There are those who have been looking to avoid justice in the Webberman case. The disgusting blaming of the victim by the Satmar Rebbe is the last straw. It is time to be blunt and confront this sick cult and their enablers head on.

Many organizations have failed the public and protected pedophiles. The Satmar alone have bullied the victim and it is enough. It is time the rest of us deal with this corrupt morally retarded cult directly. Demand Jewish charities cut off all aid and contact with the Satnar. Refuse to donate one penny until they are removed from the dole.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Lefties want to be like the EU welcome long term Unemployment

Lost in the deranged Obama administration's attempt to emulate the EU is the disastrous report of long term unemployment for college grads and abusing interning to get free labor. According to the leftist NYT 82 % of the jobs offered to grads in France are temporary.

Of course ditching socialism never gets discussed.

Monday, December 03, 2012

A Reminder from the Gay Community over why Progress has been Slow

Every now and then the aspect of obnoxious childish members of this community remind us of why progress has taken so long. Today's headline is a demand Bill Clinton should apologize for signing DOMA. Bill Clinton and Barak Obama are great at making stupid apologies to the wrong people. Why Bill Clinton apologized to Africa for slavery when it was a cultural norm there is beyond me. Any apology should be directed at Americans. FYI Indians should get the first apology, but sometimes even then bad choices like staking your future to poor leaders like Joseph Brandt should be understood.

Over time my position on gay issues has evolved. This evolution occurred by meeting and talking to gay coworkers, friends and people in my community. Sadly we miss former friends Rob Bayn and Justin Morris but their example of talking to reasonable people with humor and patience over time was part of conversations taking place everywhere.

I want to point out the deranged antics of the far left members hurt the cause. Why even involve gay issues with toxic causes like Mumia, Communism and Palestine especially when the latter has a clear record of abusing gays. The temper tantrum antics of Act Up interrupting mostly Catholic services and blaming Reagan for Aids caused years of damage.

There are those out there who do hate gays. Talking to people who have hatred in their heart is a waste of time. Black people should not talk to KKK clowns and Jews should have stopped talking to Marxists stooges long ago. The conversation should have been held with reasonable religious people and civil unions would have been a realistic compromise.

I want to point out even in places like Vermont and NYC the abuse and hostile attitude that some exhibit towards gays is shocking and frankly disgusting. The question is would you have lunch with a gay coworker.
My response was why not. I don't delve into the private lives of everyone I take to lunch. If I did I would not
sit in at a meal with Communists or Anarchists first as they are pariahs. Someone in Vermont concluded I was gay because I was asked what would you do if you found you were in a gay bar. Probably, finish my drink, hope they weren't playing Bette Midler music and go to a bar more suitable to my interests. The amount of animus from West Indians who would end your career for imagined racism in seconds is shocking.
The belief that women posses gaydar is common. Perhaps some of these guys that are labeled gay don't like high maintenance divas.

Over time I have come to support gay marriage, but I would prefer civil unions. I don't like laws that turn otherwise law abiding people into criminals. The law should have reasonable options for those who live diferently. No denomination should be forced to alter scripture or perform gay marriages. However, any denomination urging criminal violence against anyone should  be dealt with. Usually violence is more apt to come from Muslims or Marxists then the 700 Club viewers.

Stupid comments from far left freaks have hurt the cause way more then bigots because these comments make gays looked deranged. In truth the people I have come into contact with professionally are just not exceptional otherwise. They are the person in the office three doors away or the lively person at the laundromat.

More progress is made when reasonable people talk then from years of activist rants.

On the flip side, it is rare that Christians and Jews who oppose gay marriage do so out of hate. One can see it in the tone and deal with it accordingly. Never apologize for being yourself, but understand reasonable people ( communists are never reasonable) can disagree.


Sunday, December 02, 2012

Creating Odd Memories Unintentionally

Over the years I worked many jobs and did many things. We learn odd skills and really don't think much about them.

I was surprised that my daughter enjoys me preparing elaborate meals from scratch. Every year I swear this is the year I quit and let Bens Best make my meal. I don't care what the family thinks, Bens does it much better then I ever could.

My daughter prefers the theater of the absurd. I go to several places before I find the right turkey. If I were in Vermont I could just ask someone to hit it with a Volvo. Then I head to the gourmet shop and look for the best ingredients. Maybe one out of ten Texas White Onions makes the grade. I insist on Maine potatoes as anything else is an insult. I live NY or Vermont Maple Syrup and I found Honey from Poland to meet my standards. I try and find Israeli Citrus products and Florida for my Turkey.

I don't cook very often but when I do I insist on making a superior effort. So even when I make a turkey loaf
the ingredients and care take time. When its prepared on cookie sheets it cooks very fast.

I guess my daughter prefers watching me use long forgotten skill learned at Hotels that are forgotten memories. Perhaps the memories and knowledge imparted is more important than culinary perfection. I learned long ago never compare my grandmothers dishes with those found in Bens or Mendys. Unfortunately, I am thinking that it is the memories that color the holiday cooking. I prefer the classic perfection of Bens to my catching lightning in a bottle results.

Maybe my daughter will let me buy the sides at Bens for the winter holidays. She prefers to make Jello with tons of fruit and cool whip as opposed to the more elaborate desserts.

I find it odd that my daughter has no interest when her mother cooks West Indian style. Maybe it is the excitement of picking the best or that I am using skills from days long gone. No doubt she will learn my tricks and develop her own style. I guess you can't learn how to cook from great restaurant food and it doesn't make memories and perhaps that is what the holidays are about.

Who Killed the Catskills

One of the least spoken items that killed the Catskills resorts was the excessive property taxes. Most of the time when these resort hotels went broke the prime culprit was real estate taxes. In the case of the giant Concord Hotel this was a crippling blow.

The problem was the State and the municipality lacked vision. Long term the tax and social spending consequence of a giant employer failing was much more serious then the tax bills. The municipalities has seen ample examples of abandoned hotels and should have worked with the ownership on forgiving debts and encouraging maintenance of the facility.

Instead of having a giant employer who supported hundreds of families we have a pit of dust. Maybe the state will work to save Kutshers and restore it to its brilliance. Stevensville can likely be refurbished if the local community had vision.

 It is sad to look at the deterioration of Monticello and Liberty. Part of my dream was to retire there. Unfortunately, the property taxes and crime have turned that dream into a fantasy. Sadly, it was the place where I learned to love the land. Pretty much the lights went out when the Concord closed.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Very odd Harry's Place Servers Down

Harry's Place is a quality read if you ignore its American coverage by the gadfly Gene. The question of who hacked Harry's Place and why would require some of the best minds to come up with a Clue Version. Lets see it was George Galloway under the bar with a Merlot. It was Beakerkin at the Deli with Mountan Dew.

It will be back so fans of the posts of Michael Ezra, Sarah and others will get fresh material. We will also get to see Gene feign ignorance as the economy crashes.

Disappearing Worlds

I find myself floored at the amount of places that were familiar favorites that have gone belly up. The latest casualty is the Stage Deli. Ben Bensons and Ghalaghers will be gone soon. In Staten Island Golden's Deli closed and is missed. A Kosher Chinese place opened on what was a historically a family owned Chinese spot on Jewett and has been doing well. The food is better then the place that preceded it but I miss the old timers.

I went to the Catskills and saw all the great hotels abandoned. Kutshers is still there but barely like a ghost of the past. Oddly, the killer of those hotels were property taxes and deals should have been made to keep them going. Instead desolation and decay has set in. There are those who criticize tax breaks but those hotels  supported local families. The families now are on government aid. The hotels brought visitors to local stores, but they are memories now.

Even as Dirty Dancing becomes a memory and the Borsht Belt fades into memory like vaudeville we are at a loss for a better time in a more sterile less certain America.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Suing Therapists over False Claims

Bravo for the gay community for suing over false claims made by therapists. In a less political world marital therapists with records similar to Dr. Kevorkian get sued. Why would anyone listen to marital therapy from a thirty something who has never been married. Would you take flying lessons from someone who never entered a plane.

It is time the profession was held accountable for its carnage.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Future Prediction Beamish at 88

Over at Zinla's some joked about what a geriatric version of Mr B would be like.

And now at MSPMSLSD we bring you a report of the last American Patriot Mr. Beamish in the Bill Clinton Retirement Home and Casino in Tuscalosa

Reporter: So you are the last American Patriot
Mr B: Darn right. It was a great country that went to Hell after President Chelsea Clinton declared war on Patriotism and Tail Gating.
Reporter: Tail Gating sounds gay
Mr B: No you $%^%& idiot. It was when we watched real Football with broken bones concussions and served food that would stick to your ribs and clog your arteries. Then they merged the NFL with the American Ballet and ruined the game. Watching Swan Lake with tackles is no substitute for the NFL.
Reporter: So what happened to all your friends.
Mr Beamish: My friend FJ ended up in a mental ward after it was discovered that supporting Ron Paul and multiple personalities qualify as a mental illness. They fed him tofu for a week and he started to think one of his personas was Christopher Lloyd. He mumbled a few lines about Back to the Future and tried to time travel with a souped up meat freezer in a Hagerstown Supermarket. He electrocuted himself but made some amazing ribs that were the best in centuries. Unfortunately, the recipe was lost.
Reporter: That sounds horrible
Mr B: Yes Paulism is dreadful. TMW found a use for Tofu as an element in sheet rock. She made a fortune but lost it class warfare. The Beakerkin Dude was strangest of all. He would survive everything five attacks at the WTC, three ferry crashes, scores of mentally disturbed girl friends from across the globe, visits from frum relatives and he was usually peaceful. Then President Chelsea Clinton decided to close Chinese Buffets and ban Mountain Dew. The man of peace barricaded himself into a buffet on 1& 9 in NJ. He was chanting It is all you can eat and must die trying to eat all. The President called out the Janet Reno Division of the Army but MSG, Mountian Dew and off the chart cholesterol was too much. He was buried in Guyana and his tomb is a tourist attraction for fans of Redneck Cuisine with Jewish influences and surf music memorabilia.
The T shirt sales are a major source of revenue. Rather go through another attack at the WTC then spend a minute with those house guests is a large seller.

Reporter: What is it like having the last American Patriot as a resident.
Home Director: Its tough as he tries to seduce nurses 1/3 of his age. The national guard was called in when he painted his motor mobility unit up like something he called the General Lee and did donuts in the Lane Bryant Mall of Alabama. He ran into a 650 pound woman and the scooter was totaled. We also have to supervise him because he has been caught making his own alcohol. He's working on a gardening project
tool something he calls a Daisy Cuter hasn't been a daisy in these parts for two decades.

Reporter: A product of another era working on a tool for plants that no longer exist. Back to you Li Fu. This is Sanjay Ramalamading Dong reporting from Tuscaloosa.

Post Script Thank You Glenn Beck for spoofing dumb art exhibits with the comedy Classic Obama in the Pee. Of course doing an Obama Conga Line Dance to the Unemployment Office might get one sent to GITMO or in a re education camp run by Bill Ayers.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Premature Talk of the Death of Harry's Place

Harry's Place has been off line for a few days. Those on the far left have been voicing approval of what isn't likely the end of a decent blog. The snide remarks come from European critics who think any American to the right of Fidel Castro is a Neanderthal.

My issues with the site are its cartoon like presentation of American issues by the planets laziest blogger Gene. The site selected an off the map Big Labor Socialist who is a dual Israeli American citizen. What % of Americans are dual nationals? What % of Americans are Socialist or are Big Labor types? The framing of American issues on HP were literally framed from a series of Cut and Paste articles from Huffington with the theme Republicans are Stupid Anti Science morons and Obama is the Messiah.

HP ran a series of disgraceful posts about the Tea Party. There is not one bit of evidence that the author ever  attended a single event. This would have been fairly easy as Gene lived in DC and moved to the suburbs. Rather then attend a function and see who is there. I reluctantly went with AOW and was shocked to find mostly decent working class folk who just wanted fiscal sanity and growth. I have made similar trips to NYC
events and found very decent tame folks engaging in Constitutionally Protected Free Speech behaving lawfully.

HP lifted its coverage of the Tea Party from folks at Huffington who similarly don't get beyond a wine and cheese party in a social science faculty lounge. The theme is that if a single person at the a Tea Party event says anything questionable it tars every single person at the event. This is amusing as the number of posts related to this mania about the Tea Party likely exceeded 50.

Meanwhile it remained silent on the entire topic of Occupy Wall Street. Basically it ignored the most rancid forms of Jew Hatred outside of the Middle East and Hugo's failed Workers Paradise. Having spent plenty of time at OWS events it takes no effort to find Jew Hatred, Truthers, people rationalizing violence and a section of lunatics that want to create this generations Haymarket. 

There have been multiple links of OWS members to planned terrorist activity. There have been serious crimes including murder, rapes and large scale property damage at OWS. OWS is neither lawful, nor does banging on a drum while smelling like a landfill qualify as freedom of speech and HP remained silent. The European correspondents do deal with abhorrent behavior from the left as seen in the examples of the London riots. Gene does not do any posts that might make the domestic left look bad. He might do a few anti Chavez posts but that is about it.

Now if a quirky jerk at the Tea Party makes anything that could be construed as a racial remark the folks at HP brand the entire bunch bigots. The same crew turns this logic on its head when discussing OWS. The presence of individuals linked to terrorism, murder, rapes and endorsed by David Duke in his own words means nothing as it is a mass movement made up of many people... Sorry, but these dangerous ignorant lunatics have plenty of links to big labor, big education, big media, trustfundistas and yes the Obama connected ACORN. Obama cronies Bill Ayers and Van Jones have been involved with OWS. Obama gave initial support for OWS and switched the subject as it became apparent that regular folks had grown annoyed at the collection of dangerous lunatics.

The left decries the commenters at HP. One classic imbecile is the hysterical Josh Scholar who pretty much chalks up all opposition to Obama as racist. Another so called expert calls himself Vildechaya who is a Canadian editor who knows more about America because he lived here for three years. I pointed out that Canada does have its own issues with Muslim radicals and terror plots. Salim Mansur and Tarek Fateh both write on the subject eloquently. I got a nasty remark saying "Muslims in Canada keep their heads down". I confronted this paternalistic bigotry to which this jerk used some sort of weasel word bit that it is not bigotry.
The truth is that many on the far left have been playing nasty games with the most unhinged parts of the planet. As Dershowitz pointed out Galloway tries to be more Palestinian then Palestinians themselves. A few backflips about Saddam and Assad and a diet of Bad Jooo er Zionist. Maxine Waters similarly transformed violent criminals in LA burning and stealing into revolutionaries. Amazingly the Canadian ponders what do I know about National Security.

Actually, the way Gene frames the issues there can be no discussion of American issues at HP. There are plenty of decent folks and we don't have to agree, but it boils down to integrity. Ignoring OWS which was a huge issue while running post after post on the Tea Party and Glenn Beck is typical  for Gene. One post hysterically called Beck an antisemite for accurately quoting George Soros. Ask a Jew that practices the actual religion if they would rather sit next to Glenn Beck or Soros. Soros is so despised in the Jewish community that a group that lied about receiving his money had a major scandal. This is rather obvious to someone who has spent time with people who practice the religion as opposed hanging out with bon vivants over fondue waxing about Gore Vidal novels. You don't generally hear Mendy pass the fondue and did you finish reading that book by Norman Mailer in the modern Orthodox or even Conservative community. I only know a handful of radicals in that community as opposed to Patriotic Israel Supporting liberals like Joe Leiberman whom those on the left frequently tar as having issues with dual loyalty. Those on the left whose history includes lies about spies, mindless terror with no links to the Vietnam War and organizers of riots who chanted get the Jews should be the last to question anyone's loyalties.

You can search HP for any trace of patriotism by Gene who seems to think it is rather quaint. In fact you can read plenty into his silence by frequent remarks by Euros claiming patriots are Bubbas of the set of Deliverance.

The truth is that many hard core leftists are completely clueless and we can make our own hysterical cartoon versions. Socialites talking about working class people while living in a world as racially segregated as a KKK event. Lefties practicing New Age religion trying to communicative with Eugene V Debs with a set of crystals. Cocaine and booze are very common at these gatherings of ultra left gadflies. Now I don't like to point to cartoons. However, my cartoons were based upon actual first hand encounters. Your average Christian ( not Liberation theology fakes and Pastor Wright) believes in helping the poor as a calling and is less inclined towards hate then Marxist drones.

I hope HP returns soon and it rethinks the errors of its ways on its coverage of American topics. It is better reading to discuss actual events rather than cartoon scraping cut and paste from Huffington.

Satmar on trial for Child Molestation

The Satmar are the lefts favorite Jews. They frequently point to this deranged cult as some sort of moral beacon in their obsession with Israel. The most bigoted also toss them into the gutter afterwards with accurate portrayals of welfare rates. Mainstream lefties who are part of the cult of Obama feign ignorance that this crew voted for Obama in droves for his anti Israel positions.

Sexual abuse scandals have hit many denominations. However only the Satmar appear to have first attempted to bully the victim into silence and when that failed bribe the victim to drop the charges and emigrate to ISRAEL. The Satmar are against the Jewish state but see no difficulty in trying to bribe a crime victim and sending them there when expedient.

The question of who directed these attempts to silence the victim of a crime will not be asked. As we are dealing with a deranged cult those on trial will never point their finger and do the jail time. When the scandal is forgotten some pardon or early release will be engineered by a cult friendly politician.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Obama layoffs and under employment

A direct consequence of Obamacare is the rise of the part time worker. There will be fewer full time jobs as Obama opens the flood gates with another impending amnesty. The breadline will be longer and those college grads will be at Starbucks.

It is ironic that two of the groups directly responsible for putting the incompetent Obama will suffer from his deranged policies. Blacks and College Students will pay for their poor choices. Unemployment and crime will plague the inner city and students will not be able to pay off their loans.

Amazingly, the frummies are still here. They take their kid to a doctor for "Epstein Barr" because the kid is sleepy. A real doctor would diagnose this as jackassicus fumoron parenticus. If the leave now the kid might get home at 1:30 on a school night. Of course I could not enjoy this game as the frummies wait until the last second to extend my agony. The kid has deduced I refuse to eat with them.

On Thanksgiving it is the time for hope. There is no hope in a nation governed by a man who can not lead and does not have a clue. Our hope is that after yet more failures the GOP delivers another spanking and he is rendered an afterthought. Look for Hillary to spill the beans when she is gone.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Why you should read Stephen Schwartz

Once again some in the Muslim community don't get it. Complaining about sentencing terrorists to death for crimes which make Muslims look barbaric is dumb.

The latest article about the plight of the Rohingya issue in Burma. It is interesting and informative reading that is well worth a trip to the CIP Website. There are excellent articles about persecution of Sufis in Pakistan.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Count on Frummies to mess up everything

When we last left the planets most inconsiderate religious zombies messed up another holiday. My parents are home this year and I arranged for my daughter to spend it with the in laws. I made arrangements for a caterer so I would not have to do industrial cooking. Last second the religious mendicants decide to come here.

I have to cancel the caterer because if the food is not perfectly Kosher the usual hell breaks out. The caterer made a Kosher turkey and sent it over. My folks and I ate it for lunch while I went into the kitchen to create something from my memory

I did not find my usual ingredients. I like to cook a turkey over a bed of barley, mushrooms, cut Texas white onions and Maine potatoes. I stuff the inside with citrus fruit and paint the turkey with Honey from Poland add crushed garlic, cajuin powder and an Italian seasoning and a mesquite based bbq sauce. I only had limited supplies and had to improvise. I had a bed of Texas White Onions, Sweet Potatoes, some small non Maine potatoes ( less than Maine is an insult). I brushed the Turkey with Vermont Maple syrup ( the stuff is powerful and needs to be lightly applied) used plenty of garlic powder and pepper. I stuffed the center with local pears peeled and added lime juice. Came out pretty good but I had to eat the catered food before the jerks arrived. 

They arrived at 7:30 at night late as usual and ruined an excellent meal. The excuses never change and I am done listening to them. All the effort wasted because these clowns have zero consideration for anyone else.
Of course he arrives late has a bad attitude and is in brain impaired form.

The latest complaint is I eat at the Greek Diner when these relatives are home. The Greek Diner in many ways is my sanctuary from these inconsiderate jerks. Fortunately, I have work and have never been so glad to go in even if there was another Sandy and 9-11 combined I would find my way in. I can not stand spending any time with these clowns who show no consideration for anyone. I never hated this crew until the summer when they dropped in for twelve agonizing weeks. There was excuse after excuse to prolong the agony. 

On Saturday I will spend the day with my daughter. I will be spared more time with these jerks. They only excel in excuses and more ways to annoy people. If you wish to be religious don't inflict this on other people.
If you make demands on other people due to your quirks try to be brief. 

On a personal level lateness and excuses drive me batty. Two decades of lateness and these impositions are enough. As stated I might have been annoyed but this summer was too much. I am stuck with this relative at family gatherings and the mix of self centered lateness, sixth grade level corny jokes and religious dogmatism is under my skin. He feigns that he is soooo concerned but it isn't even a good act.

This relative is not a particularly nice person. I keep wondering why his wife keeps trying to talk to me when I make it clear that this is finished. In her mind this will pass, but she doesn't grasp how this anger has built up over years. She asked "How come we haven't met your daughter". My response is "I love the kid and you guys are my problem not hers". A normal person would grasp that it should be left alone but not these clowns.  

The Greek place is a place that I can be free of these demands. I can enjoy a bowl of soup and have wacky sandwiches and tell jokes. The TV is set to ESPN sports so I can enjoy the sports with the guys. They always have a nice bowl of jello and green tea. In a way the Greek Diner is timeless and I merely age across a sea of faces. 

What are you telling a person when you are always late? What are you telling a person when you alter their plans at the last second? What are you telling someone when you force your religious practices on others? Quite simply you are walking around like everyone else is your servant and you have a divine sense of entitlement. In small doses I am generally fine. After this summer I am not. I tried to warn this relative that the damage is likely permanent but he did not yield. I even offered to pay the private school costs closer to home but again he did not yield.

It would go a long way if he would apologize for this summer and not talk to me for a while. Unfortunately, this is not in his makeup and he just lives in a clueless fog of religious texts and delusions of relevance. As we speak he is off on another tantrum. This one because I walked away and will not fight with him and eat at the diner when he is home. Run and hide he yelled at me. In reality it is walk away disgusted to a happier place.

There is a reader who rants about gays. A gay relative would not create this much mayhem even if they were the stereotypical drama Queen. I could eat as I wished and live my life free from rules that mean little to me. I might get a few fashion lectures and told what wine goes with what at worst. I am tired of the impositions, the 
perpetual lateness, changing plans last second and running around like he is a victim. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

It looks like Twinkies may rise again

I had no doubt some buyer would produce twinkies. However at work I had what I thought were my last Devil Dogs. My mother always put these in my lunch. I actually liked the fruit pies as a kid. Part of the fun of being a father is sharing things with your kid. Somehow my odd love of barley has been picked up by my daughter who looks for it in soup and served as a side.

Similarly my fathers love of Pistachio ice cream got passed to me and onto my daughter who was curious as to what that strange green ice cream is. Hostess and Drake's products were always in my home and around my desk. Sharing a twinkie with my daughter is a good memory.

I was watching my daughter and preparing to pass her a bag of Sour Patch candy. Without warning her two year old niece ripped the bag from my hand. Do note the two year old does not do that with other packages.
I guess I will have to switch brands. The kids messed me up by eating an entire jar of barrel pickles as I left popcorn and pretzels around. I enjoy the B &G brand but will buy others on occasion.

On the brighter side my daughter has started to love reading. She is not at my level or that of Rav Roov, but she does it on her own. It is not important that she is not reading the financial page or even the heavy books
that I read at her age. This will come in time and the love of the printed word comes first.

It is a safe bet that on Christmas morning my daughter will have Swiss Miss and Twinkies with her Nook reader.

Monday, November 19, 2012

To Kill A Campaign

It is becoming apparent that President Obama lied about Bengazi. How much if any help could summoned to assist remains unclear. Maybe the people making the choice thought they could be ransomed or we would lose more men with no probability of rescue.

I have serious ethical issues with an administration who would lie about an act of terror merely to get elected.
The truth is the voters would not have held a terrorist attack against Obama. Perhaps limited damage would be caused by the requests for security but these types of things do unfortunately happen. Claiming this attack had anything to do with a You Tube video was a direct lie.

The far left cries about Fox News but it was the only outlet that said a word. The media sat on this story as well as the potential layoff wave that would follow an Obama victory. The layoff Tsunami following the election of the messiah materialized. Those of you who lost your jobs can comfort yourself that Obama and his University Marxist and Limousine Radicals friends are toasting champagne while you wonder about your future.

The stupid Obama inspired OWS never quite grasps that their debts come from Big Academia selling costly worthless degrees so political hacks like Bill Ayers and Angela Davis can get well paid for no work. The brain impaired students blame the bankers while holding hands with their lazy professors who with rare exception publish worthless scholarship. President Obama is a classic example of this politicization of Big Academia. We can't see his transcripts so the specter that he was a classic affirmative action or nepotism hire remains. How he was allowed to remain on the job for 12 years with zero published articles is unknown.
Also the books assigned to his political class have remained beyond discussion in the media.

Ultimately,  telling the truth about terrorism would not have cost many votes. You have to wonder about the priorities of a person who would shift the blame for a well planned attack to an obscure film. Even if the later
were true Muslims need to grasp that this does not justify violence. If this type of activity does justify violence every time a group of nuts burns an American flag the USA should respond with a well placed missile.The apology tours are unusual as Muslims have an extensive history of colonialism and Jim Crow abuses  of their own that exceed their Marxist stoked preposterous victim claims. Note to Bill Clinton any apology for slavery should have been said in America to the descendants of slaves, not in Africa.

As bad as Clinton was nobody could call him stupid or tone deaf. The American people cry out for jobs and Obama responds with a job killing health care plan and food stamps. Obama will push some sort of legalization so that people who knowingly broke the laws can stand next to you on the unemployment and bread lines.

The media is guilty of complicity in allowing Obama to lie. Obama has tried to shift the blame to Hilary and the CIA and the media still protects the Dear Leader. Ultimately, if Hillary were smart she would resign now and start criticizing the tone deaf Obama and position herself in 2016. However, one needs to wonder how much damage four more years of arrogance, stupidity and incompetence can create.


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Goodbye Twinkies

The goons of big labor have killed a piece of Americana. The last Twinkies and Wonderbread will be off store shelves soon. I can remember many good moments with a Drake cake nearby. On a lark I took two twinkies with me on the flight from LA. The legend of the cream being forced outside at higher altitudes was false.

Big labor backed Obama and his job killing healthcare debacle. The workers will join the ranks of Obama induced layoffs. The union was warned this would happen and pressed on with a strike.

Hopefully, some company will buy the Twinkie name and produce something similar.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Out of the closet

I am and remain Jewish and respect the rights of others to practice their faith. I do object and get annoyed at any attempts to inflict these lifestyle choices on me. What annoys me is the utter disrespect for the rights of other people. An odd visit or two well announced is not a big deal. Dropping over at the last second and staying for the whole summer is a big deal. 

Many of us talk about behaviors that are maladaptive in terms of inner city residents. Those that are familiar with people unemployed for decades who live on the phone and have no concept of time are familiar to any resident of a large city. Basically, many of  the same inner city pathologies are found in the lives of the ultra orthodox minus the promiscuity and drugs. There is no excuse for a person with an accounting degree to be unemployed for 25 years. I want to be sympathetic, but I notice their equally pious relatives never seem to be troubled by these annoying visits.

Far too often the religious use this piousness as a crutch for abnormal behaviors. When you point out that mendicant relative A has been unemployed for two decades you get a lecture. When they drop in at the last second and stay for the whole summer you get a lecture. When they intrude into your personal life you get more lectures. 

Now it may be true that these are just annoying people who happen to be religious. However, years of boorish behavior are just too much. I have never cared for these relatives, but this summer it turned to hate.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Better Gay then Frum

Over years, I have grown less patient with the bombastic religious zaniness and cultural backwardness of frum relatives. These religious mendicants inflict their lifestyle on others and just drop in at the last second.  A gay relative would not cause so much disruption and would not be as embarrassing.

A gay relative would have the class to call well in advance before they drop in. A gay relative would not disrupt any aspect of my life. A gay relative would respect that others live differently and leave others alone.
A gay relative would also not be a cultural ignoramus and understand things beyond religious texts.

I have made my choice to be buried in Guyana away from these relatives known. There is to be no prayer no marker and my ashes are to be placed in the local river.

I was merely annoyed with these visits until the summer. After week after week of this I will not deal with this any more. I am still culturally Jewish, but there will be no more services, rituals or community functions. I was never religiously inclined and I resented it being forced upon me. I spent my formative years yearning to be free from being something I was not. For years I pretended to be someone I was not. I didn't do it well and my disdain and departure comes as no great shock.

The Hindu relatives cause far less disruption and are less annoying. Pretty much it is take your shoes off don't eat beef and pork and that is it. The alcoholic binges and having relatives that are simple can be a pain, but nowhere near as annoying as the frummies. What makes frummies annoying is you must cater to their demands, lack of consideration and class.

Too all those people that complain about having gay family, you have it easy. Dealing with dogmatic backwards people who just don't respect others and cause you to cater to their lifestyle quirks is much worse.

The other side of the Borscht Belt

While reading many of the familiar works about the history of the Catskills there was a missing part discussed
succinctly. We remember the grand hotels and bungalow colony communities of that era. We remember the great entertainment and food. Even in far away Guyana the movie Dirty Dancing provides a vantage point to those too young or culturally removed from the era.

There were caste systems in the hotels that were unspoken. At the very bottom rung were the bimmies. They were poorly paid ( sometimes interesting) men who were marking time and usually addicted to something. They did all the menial work and were kept out of view. They spent their days in dangerous housing in the Concord was described as the "snakepit".

The question of what happened to the workers in those Hotels never gets answered.

To be called a bimmy as a college student was kind of cool. It was akin to being called a screw up. Hence the chain with the name goes back to that era. To those who were at the bottom it was label applied to very broken men racing towards doom. As most of these people were hardcore addicts most of them should be long gone.

An older niece interpreted my life totally wrong. At an earlier time I made a decision to eat with the Bimmies and cross into areas that college students seldom ventured into. This was not social activism in the traditional sense. I did not believe in a caste system and thought students should grasp the world of those who worked across the counter.

In the next post I will discuss how traces of the Catskill era filters into my daily life.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Spent the day with my daughter

I spent the day with my daughter. She wanted to remain close to home so we visited area stores. I have been thinking about how much fun being a father is. It is odd that I just naturally fell into the role. She is a good kid
who really is full of surprises. Yesterday, I took her to the Greek Diner and the Italian place for lunch. She never had a grilled cheese sandwich so I gave her half of mine.

Today is the Hindu holiday of Diwali. Having Hindu family is far easier then dealing with modern Orthodox Judaism. In general I am not religious in temperament and chafe when it is imposed upon me. This was an issue with a former relationship. I am seriously grateful that I was spared having to be pulled back into the community. The sad part was that my respect was not enough. Unfortunately, I can not fake something I do not feel in my heart. Over time the anger at having to make a show for others would have gone primal. I am happy this person found someone more amenable as she is not suited to single life.

At this point in my life I have made peace with that aspect. I remain Jewish and have elected a self imposed exile. I will go to funerals and participate in rituals according to my status as a family member. For reasons that are evident I chafe at the restrictions on my freedom. I never appreciated religion being forced upon me and wanted to stop living a lie. After college I just became the flavor next door, something I always wanted.

This does not infer an anger at the community. I just want the freedom to walk my own path away. I want to
spend my remaining  years as an officer, father, spouse and good neighbor. The Hindu community has accepted that I respect the traditions that are not mine. They are wise enough to refrain from forcing my hand
or conversion. I am clear I respect heart felt faith, but rituals are not for me as I am just a good neighbor.

I want to point out that I am not an aethiest. I accept there is a power above me and spend the rest of my day leading a normal life. Religion is not something central to my life and I refuse to place on a show for others. I have grown to love being free and will not accept being forced into rituals or community involvement.

When I forgot the papers at the time it was to shut another door. I didn't want matchmakers and relatives pushing me back into the community. Unfortunately, times have changed and people still inquire and having a relationship with the Tranquil Sea is often not a deterrent to aggressive types. Oddly, most of these people ended up there by their own hands. Most thought single life after a divorce was easy. Little did they grasp the game is different after 40. Options are limited and finding a husband is a real chore. They find they are stuck with a model ten years older, loaded with baggage and the easy pickings were just marital therapist lies.  Of course none of these types is ever candid enough to blame themselves or their therapist for their situation.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Listening to the Oldies

While I do listen to surf music I also do listen to classic oldies from the 1970's. Surf Music was a response to work place bullying. An ignorant supervisor objected to some seventies song for unknown reasons. It was played in my office behind closed doors. As a result of this abuse I chose a music type with few words. Some of the exchanges reveal how painfully stupid the person making the noise was. A woodie in surf music terms is not a sexual term. If you can place surfboards on that other thing you are likely not human or should be working with Ducky's students in Van Nuys. A woodie was a type of car seen in most car shows and I am fairly certain as a young child I likely rode in one. A Church Key has nothing to do with Church it is a bottle opener. The funny part of the song is the opening  "who it is" is almost Guyana type broken English. The song is about friends opening a beer.

As my current boss is functional I can listen to Roy Orbison, Jay Black and whatever whims pop up. I was listening to a collection with the Hippy Hippy Shake and some Donovan on it. I found a best of Jackie DeShannon but no Gene Pitney.

I also do like the hysterical Chutney Music of Guyana. Any songs about social problems caused by way too much alcohol and getting messed up in love. Now one is familiar with the songs of Del Shannon or Orbison to know they have a few broken relationship songs. There is one hysterical one about a guy giving a Trinidadian woman a green card and she ran off with another man. I can't listen to that one at work for obvious reasons. In Guyana the locals love to hear me sing these Chutney Classics with a Brooklyn Accent.
Also singing Country and Western Tunes and Doo Wop in Indian accents usually gets everyone laughing. I introduce myself as Glenn Cammel from Karachi. I also did some stand up routines about NY, Vermont and Guyana. Oddly, the part that is most hysterical was when I describe living with Northwind. Some friends in Vermont pointed out that some of the punch lines are not exaggerated. A chain saw is not an item commonly found in homes in NYC. However, it is found commonly in Vermont and some really smoking hot women and even grannies know how to use them.

If we ever get to waterboard Ducky I have a copy of Exodus sung by Pat Boone. Nothing drives communist Jew haters up a wall more then a Mormon Conservative singing about Zionism. The Henry Mancini Instrumental was so common I forgot that this song has words.

We will survive as a nation. There is a slim chance the business cycle can save Obama from himself. Our job is to keep pointing out the misery caused by the Obama policies and Socialist perversion of our ideas.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Heading to Applebees

I am personally going out of my way to eat at Applebees. If the left wants to boycott fine, but I will put my money in business that are being annoyed by lefties. If commercial pizza were not inferior to local offerings I would head to Papa Johns. I will devote blog space to Applebees and give a nice report. Other then the dreadful Subway and hit or miss Aubon Pan my reviews are usually good.

Lefties want to boycott and I want to be 100% behind those that are being harassed by the deranged left.

I would go tomorrow but my daughter wants the Greek place. She loves the family type of atmosphere where the staff and owner know me for twenty years. Sometimes he even knows my order before I walk in.
It isn't too difficult to know what your customer likes after 20 years. Funny how the spot was special to me got passed down to my daughter. Then again when I walk in Coney Island I remember the shooting arcade near the cyclone. I used to head there and remember him until they tore it down. Most of the places I used to go in the mountains are gone. Even my local pizza place and Chinese place did not survive Obama. Its tough when places you have gone to for three decades are gone. I have a better relationship with the Chinese place up the road, but the pizza place was a loss. There is a new family there and the site means something, but I don't know.

Didn't take long

The employers of many service industries did a lousy job explaining what Obama II  would do to actual working poor employees. Thank you for cutting my hours and I might have to work two part time jobs rather then one. Unfortunately, employers will opt to get the person with no job. They join the ranks of the underemployed.

The media allowed Obama to hide a horror show class warfare agenda out of Mad Magazine. There will be an amnesty for people who knowingly and purposely broke the law. These new immigrants will petition for relatives in a time when jobs and social service dollars are scare. Of course Obama spelled out no actual plans including Mickey Marxist Affirmative actions scams demanding equal outcomes.

There will be four years of agony and the damage done by Obama will be worse than any natural disaster.

Those who cry about the Tea Party will be watching as freaks from OWS and Soros fronts end up in the Cabinet.
In 2016 many Blacks who are working class will deduce Obama threw them under the bus to promote himself. Adding scores of immigrants to a job market where Blacks are more apt to be unemployed was a slap in the face. Congrats to gays who can marry, only these Obama policies will mean you might hold your reception in a soup kitchen. Congrats College grads you voted for Obama so his fat cat University Clown friends can make 6 figure salaries for 15 hour work weeks with sabbaticals and you get worthless paper, mountains of debt and if your lucky a job in Starbucks. You voted for Obama and will get immigration reform and may have to work three bad jobs that don't exist to survive.

The media let Obama campaign on forward. I am certain that as lemmings go off the cliff they will remember that slogan.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Get off the Canvas, Stop Crying and Fight

I am dismayed as the next person over the election of Obama. Obama can't lead and he hasn't got a clue or a plan. Obama is a classic example of the social promotion of mediocrity and insider cronyism. Every time he ventures from a teleprompter we find the truth about Obama he not quite as intelligent as his groupies think. Basically, he ran on no plans, stupid slogans, Pepsi logo and a diet of MSM stories designed to panic Blacks, Women, Gays, Young people, Immigrants into voting for a savior. White people who opposed Obama are merely part of the bed sheet brigade.

We are in for a horror movie with Obama and his brain damaged band of zombified rebranded fossils at the door. Doorbell rings and an Obama Zombie is at the door asking to drain your life savings for more big government. You are out of work and the Obama Zombie pats you on the head and hands you a welfare check. You see your pay check getting smaller to fund useless unemployable Obama Zombies with gender studies or sociology degrees in alphabet soup agencies regulate every facet of your life..

The Obama disaster movie started right after the election mass layoffs announced and Obama picks up the golf clubs while America suffers.

It is time to get off the canvas look at the person next to you and say we are in this together. Good luck finding work in this economy unless you are connected to an insiders network. If you still have a job your pay check will get smaller and conditions grow hell like. We are all in this together as Americans regardless of race, religion, gender, orientation, region, vocation. All who want fiscal sanity, jobs and sound governance join the big table.

If you are a communist, anarchist, green, racial arsonist, conspiracy freak or want to create a religious utopia there is no place for you at this table. Kindly follow the stench and join Occupy Wall Street.


There was no reason for the CIA director to resign over his adultery. While it was not the smartest thing to do it was a private matter between a husband and wife. This action did not rise to Clintonian levels of pathological behavior of predation that clearly at times passed the definition of sexual harassment.

The sexual relationship was not with a subordinate.

In the era of Clintonian excess, some people still have the honor and class Bill Clinton lacked. Of course while actual women were complaining about gross behavior of Clinton the so called feminist movement gave him a free pass because of his support of abortion. 

The funny thing is sexual harassment is a serious issue for most women even in surprising places like the US government and the military. The Clintonian saga shows that in practice these laws are merely conveniences for government or media to pursue at its whims. Thus the same media that crucified Herman Cain made every excuse to rationalize far worse Clintonian behavior.

Bill Clinton was a better President then Obama, but lacks class and integrity. Unlike Obama he can never honestly be called clueless or stupid. The ultimate Clintonian joke is his best remembered quote is "I never had sex with that woman".

Friday, November 09, 2012

Faster then thought

Don't take my work for it kindly google the term layoff. If you are one of the people laid off thank an Obama voter. If you voted for Obama and you were laid off you got scammed.

We are embarking on 4 years of misery buckle up. The Obama horror show is starting. Be sure to watch Obame shift blame

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Let the layoffs and misery begin

Many people will be hurting soon and if you voted for Obama you will get the misery you asked for. Most Americans would rather have jobs than a welfare check. If you are employed in domestic energy production you may be out of work to appease the bon vivant Green mafia that lives far from the green Edens it fetishises. If you are a college grad good luck finding jobs that won't exist unless people read their stock portfolios and decreasing home values and kill themselves. If you are saddled with huge debts and worthless degrees thank Obama for doing nothing but protecting jobs of lazy political hacks in social science faculty lounges. Funny, I can name many Wall Street types that work more in one day then University Professors work in a week. The student loan bubble will burst in this term. 

If you are gay you will likely see the end of Doma but continue to work on jobs were gays endure abuse that 
is amazing and the politically correct czars in HR see nothing. If you are gay and don't have a job join the conga line to oblivion. Congrats you can now marry and be just as miserable as your heterosexual friends who also can't find jobs. One of my gay friends assured me he understands my angst about having a lover who spends hours to buy a single clothing item and having a partner whose cell phone has to be surgically removed better than I do.

If you are a HS dropout and you can't find work and suffer from stagnant wages thank Obama for opening the immigration floodgates at a time when jobs are scarce. The economic policies of Obama hurt exponentially more Black families than the KKK, but don't tell that to the folks at the Southern Poverty Law Center. What has Obama done to reduce unemployment among Black families? He's done the same thing that he has done it to help all other families, Nothing? We can all sing and do the limbo on a series of endless lines for various social services. Once there we can watch cronyism and mismanagement in action and be treated like cattle. 

So thank you Obama voters for four more years of misery, cronyism, incompetence and arrogance. He is probably laughing at your stupidity on his way to the nearest golf course.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

You get what you deserve

Once again the media has anointed the President. No doubt a series of layoffs will follow this news. As a lame duck Obama will push a series of disastrous policies. If you thought the economy was bad before it will get worse. The administration will attempt an immigration bill early on. Recognizing gay marriages is not something that bothers me. Amnesty for people that have deliberately violated the law does bother me and extending TPS for countries over a decade after a hurricane does.

In the next few days there will be more about the malfeasance in Bengazi. There will be four more years of misery for those under employed and looking for work. We will view the Obama years as the great recession. It will be a time when ;those who want to work can't find work.

America will be a laughing stock with a socially promoted university stooge president who is incompetent. The criticism of GW Bush was his eloquence. Actually, he did well when not reading from a teleprompter.
When Obama has no teleprompter the world sees a Muppet that got lost from Sesame Street.

Expect the layoffs next week.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Saved by Supply Side Economics and consumer stupidity

 A crew from Mississippi came in and fixed our transformer.  That took all of 30 minutes. A crew is now cutting the tree that caused all the mayhem. I have been in touch with AOW and am now trying to figure out how to revive the turtle who went into hibernation. Somehow he knew to come out must have smelled the poached salmon.

Oddly buying big lots at Costco probably allowed me to ride out in ease. I had 72 rolls of toilet paper. enough canned goods for a year or more. I never lost water or gas but the house was 61 degrees. I will do a laundry later. You still can't drive here as the massive tree remains and three more must be cut.

Community leaders are trying to divert Con Ed into an area where a 93 year old is in an area that has power precariously.

I need to do a laundry.

I don't want to talk much about my trip to the flood zone on the other side of the Island. It was bad to see good people cold and hungry. Oddly, I want to give a big middle finger to the useless Christine Quinn. While Bloomberg, Molinaro, Oddo and Vallone Jr were out and about the anointed future Mayor was invisible. I hope those in Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx and most of Brooklyn who are tired of the Manhattan first in everything vote for anyone else.

It was nice to hear Curtis Sliwa on the air just as he was in the days after 9-11. Curtis provided a mix of information humor and nostalgia for the old WABC. To the current WABC please ditch Geraldo who is useless and find Steve Malzberg. It was painful to listen to Geraldo who is a disgrace to the airwaves and knows nothing about NYC. Listening to John Batchelor was a real treat and if I ever get an IPAD is something I will do again.

There is a fallen tree out my window. The branches form a huge middle finger about 20 feet in the air. It is real NYC attitude from mother nature after years of dog salutes and squirells stealing its nuts.

The joke when you go to Costo is when are you going to ever use this junk. I finally have room in the freezer  but for how long freezing rain or snow is headed this way on Wed and we could see round two of blackouts although not by me. this transformer is clear.

Monday, October 29, 2012

No Rain Yet

The winds have picked up but no rain in Staten Island. My boss and a few friends called to remind me to stay home. Usually in bad weather I find a way in. In the last blizzard I made it with ease. However, in this case I think the building is closed so there would be no place to go to.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

In praise of Grandma or extended family

Once again we have a tale of a nanny misbehaving in this case killing the kids she was paid to watch. Of course the presence of nannies in ubber rich enclaves is a constant. Of course I don't like to point the finger at anyone but perhaps we need to rethink the role of extended families and career priorities.

The truth is many people are too caught up in their careers to remember taking care of their kids is job number one. The kids are being raised and cared for by people you don't know.

Now Grandma and extended family may not be perfect but you know exactly who they are. Of course this would mean that the parents could not treat the actual child care provider like a peasant. Children would actually know their families much better.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Obama will win

 The media has done its usual protect Obama from scrutiny routine. While we despise Donald Trump, the amount of secrecy about almost every aspect of the anointed one's life is a bit much.

In fairness, Obama should not be blamed for terrorist attacks. We live in a nasty world where there are religious nuts who are intent on killing us and will make up excuses after the fact. My problem is with the administrations refusal to address the problem by name. His Cairo speech was a disgrace.

This is the speech he needed to give

The United States has core values and the right to worship freely is one of our guaranteed rights. However, our rights also guarantee the next man the same right. This arrangement for the most part has allowed our country to be free of the strife and totalitarian abuses familiar in this region.

There are those who blame the West for colonialism. However, Muslims have their own history of colonialism and abuses of ethnic and religious minorities. History does not start in 1948 because you deem it expedient.  It is time for Muslims to respect the rights of others and live peaceably.

There are shrill voices who seek to provoke a clash between Muslims and everyone else. The days of terrorism are over. Allowing war criminals in your midst can be hazardous to your health. Even if we don't bomb you to smithereens history has shown them to be abuse vectors.

The choice is up to you.  If you wish to live in peace welcome, if you raise the sword you will die by it.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Lack of ethics in publishing BS bios

It is no secret that I have a disdain for the Satmar. That being said the BS Feldman memoir was scandalously not even topically fact checked. From any basic reading Feldman is a mentally disturbed attention hog. She pretty much told her publisher and the media the story they wanted to hear. It didn't matter that the messenger lied and was mentally ill because the media wanted a face to push its agenda.

The Satmar are easy to hate even if you are Jewish. They are arrogant, uncouth and beyond religious books ignorant on scores of subjects. Now if you wish to live an alternative lifestyle be my guest just not on my dime. The gay guy up the block works hard pays his taxes and is a good neighbor. The Satmar clod seldom works while voicing toxic opinions parroted from a North Korean Dear Leader Styled Rabbi.

Now I don't mind helping hard working poor families. However, the work ethic is severely lacking amongst men who are unemployable. Sorry, but reading religious texts all day while castigating the rest of the community while begging for alms is not a good strategy for public relations.

In a similar manner the shallow Greg Smith is spinning a sanctimonious tale that is only believable by air headed publishing wonks. Anyone can spill the dirt on an employer. This is not novel or ethical unless serious malfeasance is involved.  In the case of Smith you are dealing with a shallow act who is starved for attention. Basically like a spoiled brat he felt he deserved a seven figure bonus but got a mere $500,000. Sorry, a jerk like Smith doesn't deserve to be employed in Wall Street. Had he experienced the brutal and often humiliating experiences of regular working people he ignored in his daily fog he would count his blessings. I am perplexed how such a shallow and unintelligent clown like Smith managed to be employed at Goldman in the first place.

Of course we are waiting for the Greg Smith book from higher ed. How we conned thousands into mountains of debt for worthless college degrees by a insider in higher ed. Don't hold your breath for that book.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

There is a stench in the land

One of our Presidential candidates was a University Professor. He toiled for a dozen years without so much as a single published article. His class added nothing to those who took it. If he had the slightest ability he would have been teaching a core course. Don't hold your breath waiting for a review of the books and course work assigned by the nutty Prof.

You can't see Obama's transcripts or applications. The truth is amusing in that he was a political hire and in a time where we have fewer resources we need to cut back on cronyism.

There is a stench in the land that says if you work for business you are morally depraved. Those on the left rant about exploited aliens. Of course they are factually correct, that many businesses do flout immigration law. The left feigns amnesia about the student visa scams. Many students do not attend a single class and many of those who do attend for a year or less. The universities charge high fees for lazy professors who get paid six figure salaries for 15 hours a week of work. There is a myth that Professors spend time researching. What did Obama's research produce and why was he allowed to continue.

The students vanish into society until they find a spouse or encounter law enforcement. Those who don't even attend classes take entry level jobs badly needed in a tough economy.

I know plenty of business owners who pour their soul into work. I never saw one that worked 15 hours a week and accomplished zero.

The professors jack up their salaries and place the burden on families. The students leave with mountains of debt and worthless paper. Meanwhile the Professors sit around doing nothing except concocting more ways to do less work. The hiring practices in higher ed are dens of nepotism and political connections and bean counting count more then scholarship.

Surprise a very marginal student was given a visa attended a few class, took a menial job and plotted a crime. You can find scores of people who did the first two.

The student visa program needs reform and Obama represents everything that is wrong with higher education.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Death of the dream

You live and grow up with certain expectations. Over the years you think of children being abused as something foreign. There was a time that it was viewed as something that happens to poor people. We see the nasty headlines, but every now and then a case like the Lisa Steinberg case changes the perception.

Communities and organizations we thought were safe turned out not to be safe. Who would have thought that in the ultra religious community this would be a problem. It turns out the problem is huge and the leadership of one vulgar sect has been harassing victims into silence. Of course the solution is obvious, but we lack the determination to fix it. As that community depends on charity turning off the spigot until molesters are turned in would work.

Churches, Boyscouts were among the places kids who had troubled lives could count on. Of course the question of homosexuality comes up but the abuser is not the openly gay male. Usually, like Sandusky they live otherwise normal lives. You wonder how well we know some people at times.

Of course we can't live in shells. The answer is to spend more time with your own kids and be there when they interact with community events. The days of blindly trusting philanthropic organizations to do the right thing are over.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Obama skating through life with no actual work

Most of us go through life perplexed by the ability of some to abuse family connections to get jobs and promotions they did not qualify for. You sit amd wonder how some relative gets a job promotion despite repeated examples of pathological behavior. They take credit for things that they had almost zero to do with.

Barak Obama gets into an elite prep school that his family's social position nor grades warranted. While there he belongs to a group of stoners. Most of us like Shaggy from Scooby Doo, but we would never dream of placing him in Elite Universities. In  between classes Obama was probably solving mysteries with Fred and Daphne. He was probably so stoned that what he thought was a talking dog was actually a classmate named Biff.

How a Stoner gets into Occidental and has admitedly bad grades and then gets into Columbia is a genuine mystery. We know zero about Obama's grades because his transcripts are a more closely guarded secret than the recipie for Coca Cola. The most proble reasons for this improbable admission is some combination of affirmative action and family connections. Obama then goes to an even more elite law school between Scooby snacks and bong hits and mysteriously gets a job on the faculty of the University of Chicago. How he qualified or maintained a job without publishing any scholarly articles is another mystery.

Obama mysteriously hangs out with two others with bizarre resumes who were hired in academia Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorn. Usually criminal activity disqualifies applicants from most jobs, but former 60's terrorists seem to have an Odessa connection into higher ed.  After 12 years of not publishing anything and teaching hacktivist elective courses Obama goes into politics. Only the multiply fired Norman Finklestein exceeded Obama's sloth in failing to produce peer reviewed articles.

Meanwhile Obama attends a racist church led by a crack pot.  Somehow he missed sermon after sermon of crackpot classics like the US Government created Aids, race baiting  and God Damn America for 20 years
and suddenly dismisses his preacher as a "nutty Uncle".

Obama does absolutely nothing to distinguish himself. His buddies in the media release sealed divorce papers from a foe at the last minute and derails his opponent. He gives an Okay speech that is over hyped by the same media friends and is turned into a Presidential candidate. His media and academic friends conspire to slant coverage during an election. Obama does little more than blather hope and change behind a Pepsi logo and stand next to a really stupid person making himself look smart in comparison to Joe Biden. Biden in a rare lucid moment asked Obama to please stop wearing the I'm with stupid T shirts in public.

The media examined every aspect of Gov Palins life while ignoring Obama's life. Palin was actually more qualified to be President than Obama, Biden or McCain. The media never discussed Biden's stupidity that is only exceeded by Bernie Sanders. I may not like Charles Schumer or Bill Clinton but neither can be called stupid.

Obama without doing an actual thing gets awarded a Nobel Prize. How one lives a life of sloth and does this is unknown. Perhaps the life benefits of standing next to really stupid people can perform miracles. If Hillary had walked around with Charlie Rangel and offered him the VP job she might be in the White House today.

How this race is even close given the train wreck economy is unknown.  If Romney gains in the polls Obama will start wearing the I'm with stupid shirts again.

Barak Obama is the Ultimate Slacker.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Talk of a freer time but was it really so

My daughter asked what it was like to spend summers in the mountains. It was a different time as there were no computers or cell phones. The children would walk the woods with no fear as Bears were gone. It was before the era of the Eastern Coyote.

On our trips the eight year olds traveled with Rusty. Rusty was mostly Shepperd with some collie mixed in. I never saw a dog that loved kids so much. We would walk through the woods like it was a  mini Eden. Look at Waterfalls and visit tiny caves, but Rusty was always there watching the group never far.

The children walked into a meadow and gentle Rusty looked different. There was a huge Black dog snarling at the frightened children. Rusty ran forward and chased the much larger dog. The larger dog ran, but Rusty returned to us as soon as it was safe. He was far better than any baby sitter. We never had to put a leash on him as it may sound funny but Rusty was guiding the kids like a flock of sheep.

I told my daughter that we never had a little dog like the Maltese, but even at home Rusty was special and never far from the children. Even as an old dog he would play like one of the toy breeds. I remember being so sad the summer he passed.
Chico was a good dog a black lab- cocker spaniel mix. The kids were older and the walks longer. He would venture off bring a woodchuck back. He was there when you needed him, but not much more. Maybe if he didn't follow such a great dog we would have appreciated him more. Chico would get mischievous
and steal the baseball and we would chase him.

There wasn't much there just a few baseball a great dog clean swimming holes, warm camp fires and gooey marshmallows. The night time had CBS radio mystery theatre that we could get on a huge tube radio.
My uncles would talk of WW1, WW2 and Korea. My grandfather would come up and fell huge trees and make items with the wood. He would talk of his lost relatives and his time in the cavalry and how he hated horses.

The food was all home cooked from scratch and plentiful. We would sneak steaks to Rusty.

May sound funny, but there wasn't many items and if my daughter looked at us she would think we were poor. People just lived differently. Listening to your Uncle describe WW1 was more entertaining than watching a silly kids show. It was a different time a freer time when parents didn't worry as much. You went away with your extended family and enjoyed the open spaces.

Different time and for me a better time. Sometimes, I look around and wonder if I imagined those days.
It was a better time to be a kid in the twilight of the dusk of the Borscht Belt days of the Catskills. I would get to be an early 20 something in the last moments the resorts were healthy. I would see them as guest and worker. Its sad to see empty lots where hotels thrived and abandoned buildings.

Nothing lasts forever and I am sorry my daughter will never know the land or magesty of the hotels. The place is a shambles and only the woods have survived. The Black Bear and Coyote roam the woods and poor people dwell in the vacation homes.

My dream is to retire to Western Maine along the Kennebec and winer in Berbice Guyana away from the coast. I could travel both rivers with a simple craft. Grow Mulberries and Make Maple Syrup in ME and have fruit and rubber trees in Guyana.

I no longer dream of the big car or the big home. I dream of the hamock and open sky. I dream of a campfire and soft music and seeing the stars at night. I dream of the freedom to read great epics and perhaps a chance to pen one of my own.

I think of stronger families and friendships of those days. Marriages lasted and people didn't look over their shoulder for impending pinkslips. We have computers and gadgets, but I wouldn't trade one day of those warm memories for the progress.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lost art of the mini series

I don't know why but all of the sudden I am nostalgic for the sweeping miniseries. Maybe it is a lost art form but after watching most of Centenial I kind of miss the sweeping generational epic. We have channels for everything else, but I would love a channel dedicated just to epics. Maybe they would produce new ones as well. We could watch Centenial, the Winds of War, Shogun, Roots and so forth.

I am thinking how it would be good to see faithful reproductioms of the entire Northwest Passage and Arundel books. There could even be an after show segment where readers can discuss the book with English and history proffessors.

Some day.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Movies On Line

I watched a couple of old Tony Curtis films. They really don't stand the test of time but remain enjoyable. The great pretender in its day was likely hysterical. Sadly, as identity theft is far more odious this film doesn't translate well. It is a wholesome reminder of another era with loveable scoundrels and rouges. I think that type of film is passe.

Onto 40 lbs of trouble.

This film has been made before and since. It is familiar yet looking at the inner workings of a big hotel and early Disneyland are well worth it. It is good to see Larry Storch, Phil Silvers and other small screen stars in an earlier time. Not really special just strangely fun.

Maybe they did make them better in the 60's.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Back to 1984

I want to express my understanding on a small scale with the abuse that Stacey Dash has been subjected to. In 1984 when  I registered as a Republican some people in the community did hurl garbage at me for what was then very rare. Now Jewish Republicans are not so rare especially amongst the young.

It is wrong to vote for or against Obama on the basis of race. While much attention was paid to creeps that sum Obama into every Black stereotype, zero attention was paid to the messiah nuts.

All of us should have the freedom of choice to decide our own political identities.

Been away with my daughter

I have been spending time with my daughter as she just celebrated birthday number nine. Being a father is my favorite role and I love the kid. On my own birthday, I take the day off and spend time at an amusement park or museum. In general the time I spend with her is the most fun time in my life.

I don't talk much about those matters because they are so ordinary. I don't grasp the fun part but on the rare occaision I cook it is a big deal to the daughter.  She sees her mother cook each and every day and the results are predictable. I go in and create a Roast Turkey or lasagna and she wants to know how I did it. Making a lasagna with Turkey products wasn't easy and it was superior to the resturant up the block.

The family has come to expect a Thanksgiving feast, but in reality only the little dog and I eat much of the turkey. I keep promising this will be the year I make two chickens but it never happens. I also do not like to make a second one on Christmas. The poor Maltese had his paws around a massive drumstick that was almost his size. I didnt see him for a few hours and anyone who went near the drumstick got a nip.

There isn't much to say about politics. Obama is a joke, but the joke is on us. When he falls on his face in a debate it becomes the moderators fault. The truth is Obama is not even in the same galaxy with Bill Clinton or even GW Bush. He has been socially promoted on the basis of family connections and race. We hear about his days as a Professor but he taught a political class and published nothing of note. In relations to his peers he underperformed.